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Poster: dark.starz Date: Oct 21, 2011 8:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: The Who > Isle of Wight > August 1970

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5roebfnD-bc

I'm Free,

See Me, Feel Me, Heal Me, Touch Me >

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RC_MS-tG5vw&;feature=related


Standing beside Townsend, Moon and Entwistle how could any lead vocalist possibly fail?

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Oct 22, 2011 7:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Who > Isle of Wight > August 1970

I can't think of a vocalist more uniquely suited to the Who's strengths than Roger Daltrey (at least back before his voice gave out).

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Oct 22, 2011 11:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Who > Isle of Wight > August 1970

In Praise of Pete:

A genius.

Pete is the reason that the Who were what they were. Roger had a great voice, and someone mentioned that it gave out, but I've heard it recently and it's still pretty great given his age. The Ox was an awesome bassist, with speed and chops that were percussive and accurate as a pure rock and roll bassist is classicly supposed to be (again unlike Phil). And, Moony had more speed than a drummer was logically or even mathematically supposed to be able to have. Seriously, he was measured by mathmaticians, and supposedly defied the laws of physics.

But Pete put these unique talents together as a true visionary. He wrote the lion's share of the music, he orchestrated, arranged, sang, produced, etc.

Pete struggled with everything.

And, that's not to mention, that he is and was one of the greatest rhythm guitarists in the history of rock and roll.

This, by the way, is all my opinion.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 21, 2011 9:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Who > Isle of Wight > August 1970

The entire show will change your mind about Pete; it did for me...Ent/Moon were always obvious, IMHO.

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Poster: Tidewater four ten O nine Date: Oct 22, 2011 4:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Who > Isle of Wight > August 1970

IMHO (of course),

Entwhistle .............. best ever, ever bass player.

Maybe even better than Phil and, yes, even better than Jack Bruce.

And wasn't it Battered Ornaments/Piblokto's Pete Brown who wrote the words anyway?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 22, 2011 6:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Who > Isle of Wight > August 1970

Jack could sing a lot better...

:)

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Oct 22, 2011 8:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Who > Isle of Wight > August 1970

I would like to hear Jack sing "Boris the Spider"...
of course I would like to have heard John try "Doing That Scrapyard Thing"...

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 22, 2011 2:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Who > Isle of Wight > August 1970

Ha--good one! Forgot about that...of course, there is Ginger doing Pressed Rat and Warthog?

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Oct 22, 2011 2:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Who > Isle of Wight > August 1970

... we could have Billy Kreutezmann do that ...

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 21, 2011 10:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Who > Isle of Wight > August 1970

I've always been convinced of Pete's talents, but I agree that show will make anyone a believer. Pete is very under underappreciated by many, because he was surrounded by such enormous talent. tommy and quadrophenia are 2 of the greatest masterpieces in rock history. these albums will be studied for the rest of time.